Fold a Dollar into a Heart – Advanced

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Fold a Dollar into a Heart – Advanced

Introduction:

There are many ways to fold a heart from a dollar bill. One challenging way is folding it until it becomes a heart with an intricate star pattern. This heart origami may be a bit tricky to do,  but by following this step-by-step tutorial, you can have your own money heart that you can give to someone special.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate – Hard

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 01.1

The first step is to fold the top left and right corner diagonally to the bottom edge.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 01.2

Crease the fols well and then unfold.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 02.1

Make another crease mark bu folding the bottom left and right corners to the top edge.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 02.2

Unfold it once you have creased the dollar bill well.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 02.3

Flip the dollar bill to the other side.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 03.1

Fold the left and right edge of the dollar bill along the intersection of the “X” creases formed in step 1-2.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 03.2

Unfold the dollar bill and then flip it over to the other side.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 04.1

Now you have made the necessary crease marks, it will no be easier to fold the left and right side to the middle and make a “waterbomb” base.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 04.2

Fold the left and right side (the triangular part) to the center.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 04.3

Because of the crease marks, the dollar bill will naturally fold into something like this.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 05

Now that you formed a “waterbomb” base on both side. Fold the top and bottom corners diagonally  along the dashed lines of each “waterbomb” base.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 06.1

See the arrow? Make a squash fold on that part. First,  lift up that flap.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 06.2

Pry open the players of the lifted flap.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 06.3

Then squash it to form a square.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 07

Repeat step 6 on the other flaps. Once you have made the other three squash folds, it should now look like the right image.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 08.1

Make another squash fold in the bottom left square. Lift the flaps along the dashed lines as shown.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 08.2

Pry them open.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 08.3

Then squash both sides so it would look like the illustration above.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 09

Repeat step 8 on the other 3 squares.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 010

It should now look like this. Now fold the left part of the dollar bill to the back.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 011

Fold the left edge along the dashed line as shown. Once it looks like the right image, flip the dollar bill to the other side.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 012

Fold the dollar bill downwards in half.  Fold the top layer only.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 013

It now looks like a heart. Tuck in that extra piece inside the heart to perfect the heart shape.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Final

Flip it over and you’re done! You now have a beautiful dollar bill heart. Whar great bout this origami is that you can place a coin at the center of the star design.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Folding money into the shape of a heart is a cute and easy way to give money as a wedding gift! ❤️❤️❤️

  2. ☆Well done it is so pretty☆

  3. Folding money into the shape of a heart is a cute and easy way to give money as a wedding gift! ❤️❤️❤️

  4. So complex 😏 CHALLENGE ACCEPTED 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    • challenge accepted as well 😁

  5. Awesome! It also succeeds with a 5 euro banknote of Europe!

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